Friday Fancy

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!  The fun links below are my sweet treat for you all.  These will be especially nice for those of you bothered by the snow, which I think is a decent amount of US readers as 49 of the 50 states have snow in them…

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It has been a while since I’ve done one of these posts – or any for that matter – and I thought this would be a good way to get back into the swing of things.  Aside from the weather (which has caused me to go into a serious hibernation mode), I’ve been working on a little something that’s been stealing attention away from my blog.  I’m hoping to share it with you all next week and that you’ll be as excited about it as I am!

  • The Daily News shared these great photos from past Winters in New York.
  • And speaking of snow, here are two principals rapping about school being closed = I wish youtube was a thing when I was in high school (and subsequently, got snow days).
  • While we all wait for our cookie orders to come in, here are some interesting facts about Girl Scout Cookies (as well as the recipe for their original sugar cookie).
  • A fun quiz testing how well do you know Mean Girls.  I highly doubt I’ll be the only person who got them all right (thanks, freshman year of college!).
  • Have you guys discovered NASA on Instagram?  I started following them a few weeks ago and I cannot get over their photos!

xo

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Aaand We’re Back!

Hello, friends!

For the last two weeks, while I’ve been on vacay from work, I opted to just relax.  2013 was a wonderful year that seemed to just fly by.  When you’re constantly running around, you can forget how nice it is to just lounge around and catch up on movies you’ve wanted to see and eat banana bread.

I’m glad to have entered 2014 feeling refreshed and energized!

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Joe and I had a wonderful Christmas Eve at his parents’ house and wonderful Christmas day at my parents’ house.  Both were filled with a whole lot of family and an overabundance of delicious food… though neither of these photos really illustrate that.  Probably because I was so busy stuffing my face and spending time with family we don’t get to see all the time.

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For New Year’s Eve, Joe and I have continued our tradition of having a nice dinner at home and relaxing while we wait for the ball to drop.  This year, we feasted on stuffed mushrooms, stuffed shells (with tofu and basil instead of cheese), and chocolate covered popcorn.  We may have gone overboard on the chocolate… but it was totally worth it :)

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By the time the snow storm hit on Friday, we were a little stir-crazy.  After all, I had painted seven plaster buildings for our village and we had watched what felt like every movie on Netflix.

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Rather than stay cooped up for our final days, we opted to go for a nice long walk and spend some time at the Staten Island Zoo.  It’s something we’ve always talked about doing so it was nice to finally check that off our list.  It isn’t a large zoo by any means, but there are plenty of animals to check out.  Plus, most of the exhibits are indoors so it’s was a welcomed break from the cold.

A perk of going after a snow storm is that it was basically empty.  That meant we had the whole place to ourselves and could really linger where we wanted (like with the bald eagles, an overly friendly puffer fish, and the Galapagos tortoises).

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All in all, it was a wonderful vacation and a perfect way to start the new year!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season, too!  Were you able to relax like us or did you use the holidays to travel?

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See Ya, 2013

It’s hard to believe that 2013 is basically over – only four hours left!  It really felt like the entire year just flew by.  Regardless, this was a wonderful year filled with so many happy memories for us.  Here’s to 2014!

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Friday Fancy

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Ladies and Gents – today is a good day because at 1:00 pm, I will officially be on vacation for two weeks!  This is not a moment too soon because, somehow, December has flown by.  It’s gotten to the point where I barely feel like I got to enjoy it.  These next few days, I am going to try my hardest to soak up as much Christmas cheer as I can – and then spend the rest of my vacation recovering from all of the sweets I already know I’m going to eat…

And now onto some fun links:

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